Abstract

Wood is usually poorly preserved in the cultural layers of medieval Kiev. Exception is the wet cultural layers dated from the 10th century to the first half of the 11th century, where natural conditions are favorable for conservation of organic matter. In these layers the most of Wood is usually poorly preserved in the cultural layers of medieval Kiev. Exception is the wet cultural layers dated from the 10th century to the first half of the 11th century, where natural conditions are favorable for conservation of organic matter. In these layers the most of wooden artifacts were found [Гупало, Толочко, 1975; Гупало 1981, с. 319— 325; Сагайдак, 1991, табл. XVI—XXII; Сергєєва, 2015, с. 42—45]. In other cases when studying Ancient Rus layers in Kiev remnants of wood, wooden artifacts and especially small wooden objects are absent or at best are represented by single samples. So any new finding of archaeological wood in Kiev is noteworthy and important for replenishing the archaeological Ancient Rus wood database. For a long time archaeological wood from Kiev remained out of attention of scholars. Systematic studies of Ancient Rus wood and especially charcoal began to appear only recently. Now the state of research of the fossil wood and charcoal in Ukraine can be characterized as an initial stage, that is, a stage of accumulation of material [Сергеева, 2016]. Now the importance of such researches in the context of studying relationship between paleoecology and bioeconomic human activity is indisputable. The main directions of such researches are the study of wood as the main material for building and manufacturing, and its role as fuel. One of the most important directions of the modern study of the fossil wood in this connection is the definition of wood species. Considering the fact that most of the archaeological wood is stored in a charred form we have to take into account that along with the usual dendrological studies an important place in its studying is occupied

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SERGEYEVA, Marina. New Research on Archaeological Wood and Wooden Artifacts in Kiev. Global Journal of Human-Social Science Research, [S.l.], dec. 2017. ISSN 2249-460X. Available at: <https://socialscienceresearch.org/index.php/GJHSS/article/view/2415>. Date accessed: 26 feb. 2021.